When IT Meets Politics:


August 3, 2012  9:28 AM

Are security awareness campaigns a waste of time?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Basildon, DPA, Eurim, malware, SQL injection

I have just read a pungent US article titled "Why you should not train employees for security awareness" . It has been...

June 4, 2012  12:45 AM

Has Flame moved the battle for control over the Internet from Cold War to Hot War

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CyberWar, cyberwarriors, diginotar, Failure, Flame, IGF, IMP, IPR, iran, ITU, malware, PIPA, Security, SOPA, Stuxnet, WCIT, X.25

October 5, 2009  5:22 PM

How real is the threat of e-crime?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cyberterrorist, e-crime, malware

In 1995, during the run up to the Atlanta Olympics, I attended a meeting at which security and protection against malpractice were identified as central to the future of the Internet. That scare was premature. Now we are being told that organised...

May 29, 2009  8:02 PM

Your opportunity to help clean up the Internet

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Domain Name System, ICANN, malware, Nominet, Spam

The domain name structure is at the heart of the Internet - including of the fights against spam, malware, electronic impersonation et al. Nominet is to be congratulated on the scale and nature of its current 

February 15, 2009  10:48 AM

ICANN rejuvenation is central to curbing SPAM and Malware

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ALAC, DNS, Domain Name System, ICANN, malware, Spam

The efficient functioning of the Internet, on which modern society has come to depend, relies on the efficient functioning of the domain name system.  The abuse of that system is at the heart of the malware industry. That governance of that system,...

July 15, 2008  10:00 AM

Who do you trust to rebuild confidence in the on-line world?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Impersonation, malware

The Data Sharing Review from Richard Thomas and Mark Walport brings a breath of fresh air to a feotid debate. Now comes the campaign to prevent the recommendations from being obfuscated and watered down by those...

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